25May2013

Police Officer Jason Ellis

Bardstown Police Department, Kentucky —   Police Officer Jason Ellis was shot and killed from ambush on an exit ramp from the Bluegrass Parkway shortly before 2:50 am.
A citizen called 911 at 2:53 am to report that an officer and had been fatally struck by a vehicle. A Kentucky State Police trooper responded to the scene and discovered that Officer Ellis had been shot.
Officer Ellis was en route home following his shift and was in uniform driving a marked vehicle. It is believed that a subject had purposely placed debris in the middle of the roadway with the intent of setting an ambush. As Officer Ellis removed the debris the subject opened fire with a shotgun from a nearby hilltop, shooting him multiple times and killing him instantly.
The subject who shot him remains at large.
Officer Ellis had served with the Bardstown Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, mother, stepfather, and two sisters.

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One response to "Police Officer Jason Ellis"

  • Donald R Grignon says:

    As a father of a slain police officer (Peter A Grignon; EOW 03/23/2005; Louisville, KY PD)
    this senseless shooting brought back all the sad, terrifying emotions.
    Prayers are hugs for the soul. PLEASE offer prayers for Amy (Jason’s wife) and their two sons.
    Also keep the Bardstown Police Department in your thoughts and prayers as they cope with their first line of duty death of a comrade and friend and search for the killer(s).
    Hope Don Grignon

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